Toronto Mike

Rest in Peace

In Memorium

Tom Cheek was 66.  He was the beloved broadcaster who became the voice of baseball in Canada and called an incredible 4,306 consecutive Blue Jays games from Bill Singer's first pitch on April 7, 1977 until last June 3, when he skipped a game in Oakland because of his father's death.

I understand this page is highly ranked for many Google searches regarding Tom.  He meant a great deal to so many of us and already I see a multitude of hits from people seeking more information about the voice of Blue Jays baseball and his extraordinary career in broadcasting.  Over the past couple of years I've spent a great deal of time thinking about what he meant to me and why he was so special.  Please take some time to read the following nine entries which nicely surmise the tremendous effect his voice had on my life.

This one hurts.  We'll miss you Tom and we will never, ever forget you.

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